Pimpin’ Our Kitchen (& THE Dreamiest Recipe)

O2 Centre Habitat Kitchen Wear

What a beautiful Sunday we had. Basically the definition of “a Sunday well spent brings a week of content.” Sunshine X shopping X good food X Harry Potter = V happy gal.

We hopped in the car early and ventured through a sun drenched, quiet London town, heading north to the O2 Centre in Finchley. No traffic, nada. It was the DREAM.

We arrived early, so naturally found Soho Coffee for a cheeky flat white, as ya do on a Sunday morning.

Soho Coffee o2 centre

We browsed book shops, did a mini shop in Sainos and ogled over the many gems in Oliver Bonas. I could buy everything. After a mooch, we were ready to get our shop on in Habitat.

This dreamboat of a shop has been a fave of mine for YEARS. My mumma’s house has always been decked out with Habitat, so I was so excited to get my mits on some new pieces.

We were focusing on our kitchen (that we are redecorating soon, YAAAS) and chose a blue / grey theme with a few pops of colour. There is just SO many beautiful things to choose, we compared, discussed and deliberated for bladdy aaages (with the help of many shop assistants hehe).

I was surprised at a few of our purchases i.e faux flowers (faux always sounds better than fake lolz) but actually, I really love ‘em. Pretty little addition to the kitchen and they will last fo’life. AND they won’t give Matt hayfever, winner ay?

Habitat faux flowers

Habitat faux flowers

P.S I chat through aaall of the goods we picked up on my vlog below hehe (towards the end of the vlog).

With the glorious new kitchen additions, I felt we (ahem, Matt) needed to cook something delish as an excuse to use ‘em.

We haven’t actually got a name for this creation just yet. It is just a one pot wonder of cheesy, creeeeamy goodness with a whole bunch of thyme, garlic, mushrooms, butternut squash… OFFTTT BABY it is just so damn good.

Here is the recipe if you fancy giving it a go (I suggest you do). It is a little autumnal too, a bit premature still buuuut y’know, keep it in mind for those autumnal weekends when you fancy something comforting.

Autumnal one pot wonder

For six servings (2 plus lunch each for two days, GET IN son)

1 large butternut squash

Olive oil, salt & pepper

A large handful of fresh thyme

1 garlic bulb

2 large white onions

1 bay leaf

Two variations of mushrooms (we chose one punnet of regular and one of buttons)

White wine (whichever tickles your pickle)

Light creme fraiche –  or proper cream if you are feeling extra indulgent

2 eggs (optional)

A slab of gruyere cheese

Fresh chives

Pitta breads for dipping

Autumn one pot wonder

First things first, get your butternut squash peeled, chopped with a glug of olive oil, salt, pepper, five whole garlic cloves and a few sprigs of thyme. Chuck it all on a baking tray and in the oven to roast.

Add finely chopped onions, remaining garlic cloves and fresh thyme to a heavy base pan with olive oil. Sweat ’em out (ugh HATE that term lol) until they are softened. Make sure you keep it on a V low heat to avoid any burning.

Add in your chopped mushrooms and sautée for five minutes with the lid on.

Pour in a large glass of white wine (pour one for yourself too teehee). Let the wine do its thaaang for a further five minutes.

Spoon in the entire tub of creme fraiche, stir and then leave to simmer until thickened ( about 15 – 20 mins).

Add in your roasted butternut squash, stir and simmer for a further few minutes.

Now transfer into your oven dish and crack in your eggs (if you would like). Then, add aaaall your grated gruyere and stick the dish into the (already) hot oven until the eggs are cooked and cheese is melted. (ultimate food porn of this whole process in the vlog FYI).

Take out the dish and sprinkle over your fresh chives.

Toast two bits of pitta each. Pour another glass of wine and serve.

autumnal one pot wonder

autumnal one pot wonder

autumnal one pot wonder

I cannot tell ya how DELISH it tastes, and looks EVEN more dreamy on our lovely new kitchen additions. Warmed up for lunch the next day was pretty special too!

Are you a one pot wonder kinda gal? Where are your fave places to shop for interiors? So many questions!

Ix

PS gals over on InstagramTwitterBloglovin and YouTube  if ya fancy a chinwag teehee.

This post is in collaboration with The O2 Centre, but love for shopping, interiors and melted cheese is all my own. 

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  • Omg that recipe looks INSANE xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Style Beauty Travel

    • Thank you so much lass! It is SO GOOD YOU HAVE TO TRY IT <3 Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Babes this recipe looks UNREAL! I’m definitely going to give this a whirl – such a comforting dish!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • Ah it was SO DAMN TASTY. I can’t wait to make it again <3 Cannot beaut a good comforting Sunday dish. Hope you are well lovely lady! Immy x

  • I’m moving soon so new kitchen everythang is a priority ;-) I am DEFINITELY a one pot gal – too lazy for anything else hahaha. The less chopping the better too! I can’t eat cheese but the veg in your recipe sounds absolutely YUMS <3

    Cherie ✿ sinonym

    • Oooh yay that is so exciting lass! Me too hehe AND it tastes just soooo gooood. mhmhmmmm. Good luck with the move lovely lady :) Immy x

  • Esther

    Unfortunately my kitchen is very small but we cope quite good with the space we have.
    The recipe looks so delicious.
    Have a fantastic week.

    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com/lady-in-red/

    • Ah yes, you just have to adapt and stay a bit minimal with the stuff…. Probably a good thing! Thank you Esther, you too :) Have a wonderful weekend! Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    This looks DELISH! Will have to check out Habitat, we’ve just moved to a new much bigger place and it’s looking a bit bare!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Oooooooooooh yes, that is super exciting lovely lady! Ah man, Habitat is just my looove <3 Have a great weekend lady! Immy x

  • Oh my god – I know I am vegan so am not supposed to appreciate the cheese porn but that looks amazing, anything that’s delicious things in one pot is always a winner isnt it. Plus butternut/thyme/mushrooms/chives are all fantastic. Love that oven dish too! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Oooooooooooh yes I know, this is a bit of a rarity for me, I usually eat pretty much vegan but cheese is my weak point! I can’t stop :( Thank you mi lady… I hope you are well? And settling in to your new place!? Immy x

      • I dont blame you, in all honesty I think if I hadnt done Veganuary and made a point of doing it I would be eaten vegan apart from cheese and chocolate now! Maybe I will say different in months/years to come. I’m well thanks lovely and hope you are too? Pretty much have one bag of stuff at the new place (which I have scattered all over the place already) but hoping to get everything in this weekend! xxx

  • cooking calms me down so much and your recipe sounds so soooo good. have to try it.
    ❤︎

    http://www.elenaisabelle.com

    • Yes me too :) Such a lovely way to relax… Then have something delish at the end hehe! Let me know if you give it a whirl – you will love it! Immy x

  • Kayleigh Tanner

    Heeeeeeeeell YES I need to make this! Mushrooms! Butternut squash! Cheese! I need it!

  • Rhiannan Jones

    I know I’m late to this post but this looks so dreamy and I actually can’t wait to try it myself!